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Recent Photography

I've been busy.  It's been a few weeks of architecture, landscape architecture, and photography. 

I thought it would be a perfect time to share some of the stunning photography books I've acquired. Many are signed and make wonderful holiday gifts for the photographer in your family.

For additional photos of signatures or sample photographs within simply click on the image below.

There are a variety of ways to order:  directly from our website by clicking on the image, replying to this e-mail, or calling me at 207.248.8158. 

If you would like to save on shipping and are in the area, stop by my new store in Belfast, Craig Olson Books, pick up the books, and browse a bit, there's a lot more where these came from...



Szarkowski, John; Hambourg, Maria Morris.
The Work of Atget: Old France, The Art of Old Paris, The Ancien Regime, Modern Times (4 Volumes).
New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1981-1985.
Hardcover. First Edition. 177, 190, 185, 182 pp. 4to. Very minor scuffing to dust jackets, Volume II is price clipped, now in mylar covers. Clean within.
Price: $500.00  
Bernhard, Ruth.
Classic Torso Poster -- Signed by Rught Bernhard.
Berkeley, CA: Collected Visions Incorporated, 1980.
Poster. Offset-printed poster. 24"x18" (61x45.8 cm) and printed by Phelps/Schaefer.

One of Ruth Berhard's (1905-2006) most stunning images, photographed in 1952. Signed boldly by Bernhard on the lower left corner.
Price: $400.00  
Callahan, Sean; Bourke-White, Margaret (Photographer).
Margaret Bourke-White: Photographer.
Boston, MA: Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown and Company, 1998.
Hardcover. First Edition. 158 pp. 4to. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.

From the rear cover, "A landmark retrospective of one of the century's most groundbreaking photographers."
Price: $60.00  
LaFarge, John; Bourke-White, Margaret (Photographer).
A Report On The American Jesuits.
New York: Farrar , Straus and Cudahy, 1956.
Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 236 pp. 8vo. Scuffing to dust jacket from shelf wear, small chips at edges, 1/2" tear at head of spine along front hinge of dust jacket, 1" tear at base of lower right corner along front flap, now in mylar cover. Very clean within.

Signed by both John LaFarge and Margaret Bourke-White on the first free endpaper. Inscribed additionally by Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) to Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973) on the second free endpaper in year of publication, "For Eliot and Joan Merry Xmas to my beloved Elisofon family. Peggy. Xmas 1956." Elisofon was active as a photographer from 1935 through his death in 1973 and was a staff photographer/correspondent for LIFE Magazine from 1942 through 1972. Elisofon and Bourke-White would have been colleagues at LIFE Magazine. During his time with LIFE Elisofon pursued freelance projects including a deep interest in Africa and developed an interest and expertise in African Art. Elisofon also spent time as a color consultant in Hollywood. Major collections of his work are held by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.
Price: $500.00  
Bellas, Bruce; Aletti, Vince.
Bruce of Los Angeles: Outside/Inside.
New York: Antinous Press, 2008.
Hardcover. First Edition. Unpag. 4to. Clean, crisp copy with volume housed in a Fine slipcase. No dust jacket, as issued. Pristine.

An overview of the work of one of the pioneers of physique photography, commonly known as "Beefcake".
Price: $100.00  
Gossage, John; Livingston, Jane (Introduction).
Stadt des Schwarz.
Washington DC: Loosestrife Editions, 1987.
Limited Edition. Unpag. Elephant Folio. Rigid clean plastic dust jacket has some scuffing, protects silver gelatin print that is inset in the front cover which is covered in black cloth, gray embossed titling runs along spine on cover.

Eighteen photorgaphs by John Gossage taken in Berlin between 1982 & 1986. Printed in an edition of 500 copies, this being #426 and signed by John Gossage on the limitation page.
Price: $650.00  
Kenna, Michael; Iizawa, Kohtaro (Introduction).
Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2003.
Hardcover. Limited Edition. First Printing. Folio. Unpag. Bright red silk covers with sharp white and black embossed titling to cover and spine. Interior clean and crisp. Text in Japanese and English. Housed in a beautiful tri-fold black silk folding case in Fine condition with Japanese characters blind embossed on cover.

Michael Kenna's photographs never disappoint and those included in this edition are stunning with plates produced 1:1 from the original sepia-toned silver gelatin prints. Taken between 1987 and 2002, the photographs document the countryside and shores of Japan in all seasons. Printed as a limited edition of 4,000 copies, copies were not originally signed. This copy is signed boldly by Kenna on the half-title page in the year of publication.
Price: $650.00  
Kenna, Michael; Sharp, Ellen (Introduction); Kollins, Lee R. (Essay).
The Rouge.
Santa Monica, CA: Ram Publications, 1995.
Hardcover. First Edition. Unpag. 50 Plates. Folio. Light rubbing to dust jacket at upper right corner of front panel, now in mylar cover. Very light age toning to edges of pages, very clean overall.

A fascinating look at Ford Motor Company's River Rouge Plant where raw materials (ore, wood, etc.) came in one end and completed automobiles rolled out the other. Kenna's stark black & white photos set a mood that matches this icon of United States industry. Published in conjunction with the exhibition, "Industrial Revelations; The Rouge and other Sites" held at the Detroit Institute of Arts from December 1, 1995 - February 11, 1996. Signed boldly by Michael McKenna on the title page on the day the exhibition opened.
Price: $225.00  
Kenna, Michael; Scarpa, Tiziano (Introduction).
Portland, OR: Nazraeli Press, 2010.
Hardcover. Limited Edition. 70 pp. Folio. Clean, crisp copy in a Fine mint green cloth clamshell case with embossed titling on the cover board. The clamshell box and titling matches that of the book itself.

Forty of Michael Kenna's moody and arresting photographs of Venice taken beetween 1980 and 2008. A stunning production of this special edion of 250 copies, this one being #188, hand numbered and signed boldly by Kenna at the half-title page.
Price: $400.00  
Lemaire, Guy; Boedt, Jurgen (Editor).
Transes d'images: Anatomie de l'Art S&M.
Brussels, Belgium: Les Editions Secretes, 1993.
Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. 4to. Wear and scuffing to dust jacket, divot on rear panel of jacket at spine, 3" up from bottom from being dropped. Black cloth boards with no titling, corresponding slight divot to spine,small black remainder dot at foot of text block. Clean and crisp within.

Collection of Lemaire's arresting black and white photographs of men and women in various stages of S&M. Printed in an edition of 1,000 copies.
Price: $200.00  
Mann, Sally; Livingston, Jane (Introduction).
Second Sight.
Boston, MA: David R. Godine, 1983.
Wraps. First Edition. First Printng. xii, 59 pp. Oblong Folio. Clean, crisp copy with a small bump at the head of the front cover, minimal shelf wear overall. Clean and crisp within.

The first published book of Sally Mann's (b. 1951) work. Copies in Very Good to Fine condition are hard to find due to it being published in a flexible cover format with no dust jacket.
Price: $350.00  
[San Francisco, CA]: [merkley???], 2007.
Hardcover. Limited Edition. Unpag. Folio. Clean, crisp copy. Full color photo of a nude woman on a sofa graces cover. No dust jacket, as issued. Clean and crisp within.

The elusive merkley???'s production of 111 nude women on sofas. Very original, arresting portrait of 111 beautiful women. Produced in an edition of 1111 copies, this being #709 and signed and numbered in gold ink by merkley??? on the first free endpaper.
Price: $900.00  
Sherry, David Benjamin; Gallun, Lucy (Essay).
Pink Genesis.
New York: Aperture, 2021.
Hardcover. Limited Edition. 29 Plates. Folio. Clean, crisp copy housed in a Fine slipcase.

A fascinating work highlighting 29 of Sherry's photograms that, at first, appear as colored paper collages but on closer inspection reveal themselves to be produced photographically. Produced in an edition of 750, it is signed by Sherry on the limitation label affixed to rear pastedown.
Price: $400.00  
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